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After reading an article on the coronavirus, and how family members could not see their loved ones, and how, if they passed, having a funeral was next to impossible, left me heartbroken.  I know what it is like to not be able to say goodbye.  And so, I wrote this…

By candle’s glow, I read the words
From a book, as worn can be
I’ve kept the roses he once sent
To show his love for me

Pearls, I wore around my neck
Opalescent, reflect the light
Bringing me back to memories
I now cherish, every night

Those days are gone now
His life no longer breathes
I see his face, smiling
Though I am now bereaved

The time passed by, too quickly
Oh, how so much had changed
I couldn’t say goodbye to you
Our lives were rearranged

Kept apart by a demon virus
I couldn’t even take your hand
Nor kiss your lips, one last time
I prayed you’d understand

Why I hadn’t been able to visit
I was there, in spirit, true
But it did not ease my sorrow
When you passed, alone, just you

So my dearest love, my man
I go on without you by my side
Until the day we are together
I will stay, safely locked inside…


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